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Ringing,buzzing etc in ears

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 1, 2007
  • 03:49 PM

hello everyone reading this message.

i have recently just gotten this really annoying ring buzz sound in my ears.

does anyone know how to treat it or does it lead to deafness or death?

please post if you have this also or you know the answer to my question.

Thank you

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  • if i am right your condition is known as tinitus, do contact dr kaje of indiaph number 080 - 23341105.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Buzzing or ringing is tinnitus. You should see an audiologist if it does not go away, or gets worse, or if it was the result of a head/ear injury.
    deadlysauce 67 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am having the same problem and it is horrible! I woke up two days ago with it and the ringing hasn't gone away...I'm praying its from my chronic allergies and fluid buildup in me ears, but we both need to go see a ENT doctor.
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  • There is no cure for Tinnitus: ask any rock star, most especially Pete Townsend. There was a piece on a news channel recently, and the prognosis is simple: no cure - deal with it. Common causes are sound-related trauma, especially loud explosions or repeated exposure to loud music/trains/motors/industrial equipment. Believe it or not, regular exposure to lawn equipment can cause hearing loss and Tinnitus. ALSO - and this is just being discovered - regular use of headphone-based music devices (iPods, etc.) at high volume is being speculated to be the leading cause of Tinnitus in the coming years.Good luck, and turn down those tunes!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • There is no cure for Tinnitus: ask any rock star, most especially Pete Townsend. There was a piece on a news channel recently, and the prognosis is simple: no cure - deal with it. Common causes are sound-related trauma, especially loud explosions or repeated exposure to loud music/trains/motors/industrial equipment. Believe it or not, regular exposure to lawn equipment can cause hearing loss and Tinnitus. ALSO - and this is just being discovered - regular use of headphone-based music devices (iPods, etc.) at high volume is being speculated to be the leading cause of Tinnitus in the coming years. Good luck, and turn down those tunes! Precisely why I'm going into Audiology ;)
    deadlysauce 67 Replies Flag this Response
  • Tinnitus is often a side effect of medications. If there is an alternative to the medication that is causing it, you might want to try that. I've had tinnitus for 25 years. You get used to it, like background noise. When I do notice it I use it as a cue to be thankful for the gifts that I have.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • There is no cure for Tinnitus: ask any rock star, most especially Pete Townsend. There was a piece on a news channel recently, and the prognosis is simple: no cure - deal with it. Common causes are sound-related trauma, especially loud explosions or repeated exposure to loud music/trains/motors/industrial equipment. Believe it or not, regular exposure to lawn equipment can cause hearing loss and Tinnitus. ALSO - and this is just being discovered - regular use of headphone-based music devices (iPods, etc.) at high volume is being speculated to be the leading cause of Tinnitus in the coming years.Good luck, and turn down those tunes!This is the type of advice that can exacerbate the condition. I've had tinnitus for about 5 years and it really doesn't bother me any more. If you asked me years ago if I would reach this point, I would probably say no. I would first see an ENT to make sure you don't have a blockage causing inner ear pressure.Things that helped me (mine is not due to a blockage):1. Avoid loud sounds. I always wear ear plugs when I ride my motorcycle and when I go to a bar or club. You have to protect yourself.2. Watch what you eat, there are a number of foods that can make tinnitus worse (i.e. caffeine, salt). Check sites like the ATA for this.3. Some prescription medications can cause tinnitus. Most of the time it will stop once you stop taking the drug, but if you have a history of tinnitus, it may be worth checking to see if the drug is ototoxic in any way. If it is,perhaps there is an alternative you could take which will not worsen the tinnitus.4. You want to get to the point were the tinnitus is like a refridgerator running in the background. You don't notice it. It is hard to do, but don't do self checks to see if you still hear it. This will only train your brain to focus on the noise and amplify the signal. Do some reading on Tinnitus Retraining Therapy.Hope this helps. You don't just have to "deal with it"
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  • I have this condition, have had it for about two weeks. Woke up with it and have an entire side of my face plugged up as well so I am hoping that it goes away when whatever is bugging me goes away. I am under the care of a doctor for it. I go back next week and he said he would open up my ear if it was really causing me problems. At this point, I am frightened by all of your stories about it lasting forever. I hope not. I am counting on this being a temporary condition. I had no noise, no trauma, just woke up with it. Ear is definitely plugged up as well. Sinus rinses, nose spray, decongestants, antibiotics and nothing has worked. Very scared. Hearing is all but gone except for the hissing.
    candicehudson 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • When I was little, around 2, maybe 3 years old, I got chronic inner ear infections. Not enough to make me hearing impaired. I take an annual hearing test, and pass every year. But since I can remember, I`ve always had a slight ringing in my ears. It drives me nuts at night, so I usualy keep my radio, or tv on realy low. Not enough to keep, me up, but just enough so I can hear it. That seems to help me. I don`t know if I actually have Tinitus, I`ve never been diagnosed. I`ve had this all my life, and I`m 25 now.
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  • try betahistine (serc) (Prescription only).
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  • Im a 15 year old girl and sicne like this mondya Ive been hearing like ummm... "bump" in my ear it isn't constant or anything but I hear the "bump" sound every now and then what the ***l do I have lmao
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